Kaizen Facilitator Concentration

Summary

Kaizen – A fast paced, high impact, narrowly focused event designed, planned, facilitated, and executed to deliver a high degree of change to the business focus area in only a few days.

S – Select the proper event
C – Clarify the objective
O – Organize logistics
R – Run the Kaizen event
E – Evaluate the results

Preparation

  • Problem statements
  • SMART objectives
  • What tool?
  • What standard work?
  • Plan to practice?

Who are they?

  • These individuals lead Kaizen events
  • Most teams consist of 8 – 12 team members

What is required?

  • Ability to lead a group in problem solving or training
  • Assign / delegate / coach employees effectively with tasks
  • Know the tools of Lean

What types of problems can I solve with this toolset?

  • Kaizen typically focuses on problem solving that can be improved within a single week.

 

Required Training Classes

Facilitator Lean Training Week 1:

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.” In truth, even the greatest knowledge will not materialize in benefits until it is properly applied. Many Lean experts know the concepts, tools, and techniques, but struggle to organize an event or engage the team into productive, time bounded activities to achieve specific goals.

This four-day class, is a down-to-earth session which reinforces the importance of Lean concepts (such as continuous flow). And you will learn how to plan, organize, and conduct a Kaizen guiding the team to success. Topics covered in this training include:

  1. Kaizen roadmap
  2. Lean history
  3. Common Kaizen tools
  4. Several simulations
  5. Visual workplace

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Improve the flow of a process
  2. Run a Kaizen event
  3. Engage a team in an event
  4. Use of team members’ personalities to improve team’s performance

Facilitator Lean Training Week 2:

Failure and Learning can often be used interchangeably. However, this is not always the perception in today’s workplace. Employees are often afraid to fail, due to potential negative consequences. One of the biggest fears in continuous improvement is failing. Learning Lean tools and concepts is a journey that is full of rewarding experiences. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an accelerated start as a lean facilitator?

This session will provide students with the knowledge to successfully lead their own continuous improvement activities, focusing on project management, planning, and analysis.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Adequately Select, Clarify, Run and Evaluate a Kaizen event
  2. Effectively teach and train colleagues Lean Six Sigma
  3. Lead a Kaizen event
  4. Empower a team to create results
  5. Effectively navigate the mechanics of change

 

Define your Problem Statement.

The first step towards breaking your organizational log jams is identifying and verbalizing the challenge you're facing. What are you trying to solve? This simple Problem Statement exercise can have profound implications for your team. It helps you define the issue and gives TGG some sense of where the soft spots could be in your Order to Cash process. We invite you to take a few moments to fill out this form. A TGG consultant will contact you shortly to discuss your Problem Statement and provide some insight on how we may be able to help.

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